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Andy Kristianson

Andy Kristianson has served on the Board since November 2008 and is often relied upon to provide legal analysis and advice to the Board.  Andy is a civil litigation attorney who has worked at the law firm McGuire Woods LLP since 2005.  After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999, Andy worked in Seattle from 1999 until 2005, when he moved to Raleigh with his family.  Andy's wife, Lisa, is a part-time TA in Mrs. Rogerson's first grade class.  Andy’s son Garrett is a 5th grader and his daughter Audrey is in 3rd grade.

Andy is an alumnus of Leadership Raleigh, has served as a youth baseball coach with the North Wake County Baseball, and is a member of state and local bar associations in both North Carolina and Washington State.

Christian Nechyba

Christian Nechyba has served on the Board since April 2008 and has served as the Board Secretary since September 2008.  Christian is a pediatrician and has been at Carolina Kids Pediatric Associates since 2002.  He is often relied upon to provide medical guidance to the Board and to oversee health-related issues at Endeavor.   Previously Christian was the Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed his pediatric internship and residency.

Christian and his wife Lyana have two children at Endeavor:   Alex is a 7th grader, and Sam is a 4th grader.

Christian previously served on the March of Dimes Board of Directors and the Rex Hospital Pediatric Executive Committee.  He has also  taught community education classes on pediatric topics to parent groups and community businesses.  He holds a medical license from the North Carolina Medical Board and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Margaret Holder

Margaret Holder has served on the Board since November 2008.   She is currently Director of Investment Operations and Finance at UNC Management Company in Chapel Hill.   Margaret, a native of Richmond, Virginia, has an undergraduate degree in English and French from the University of Virginia.  She obtained her post-graduate certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1998 and is certified in North Carolina.  She has also been a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 1999.  

Margaret has twins in sixth grade at Endeavor. 

 Lisa Springle

Lisa Springle has served on the Board since February 2010.  Lisa is a former English teacher at Raleigh Charter High School and has also taught at Southeast Raleigh H.S.  In addition to a B.A.  in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Lisa also has a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Duke University.  Lisa is a Chicago native, but has lived in Raleigh for a total of more than 13 years.

Lisa and her husband Mike have three children at Endeavor in 5th, 3rd, and 1st grades.

Lisa’s volunteer work at Endeavor is already extensive, as she served as the inaugural co-Secretary for PAWS, was a member of the high school committee, and served as the chair of the Endeavor Foundation’s design committee.

Bill Borter
Bill Borter joined the Board in September 2012.  Bill has worked at Genworth Financial since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of International Business Planning & Support.  Before then, Bill worked in banking and as a government contractor for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 
Bill holds an MBA from the Jenkins School of Management at NC State.  Bill also has a master’s degree in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate degree in Management Science from the Pamplin School of Business at Virginia Tech.
Bill, originally from Northern Virginia, has lived in North Carolina since 2004.  Bill and his wife (Heather) have two children: Harrison is a kindergartner at Endeavor and Brady is in preschool.
Steve McAdams

Steve McAdams serves as the Director of Endeavor Charter School, is one of the school’s original founders, and is an original member of the Board.  Steve has been an educator since he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970, with experience from 6th grade through adult education.  He also served as a long-term coach of high school and recreational soccer.

Steve is a lifelong North Carolina resident.  He and his wife Teresa have been married for 44 years and have two grown children:  Christi Whiteside and Brandon McAdams.  Steve also has four grandchildren, one of whom attends Endeavor.
 Kevin Myers
Kevin, a native of Ohio, started at IBM in 1996 after graduating from Miami University with a degree in Management Information Systems. After working for five years in strategic outsourcing while living in Cincinnati, he and his wife Marla moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2000. He has since worked in IBM Software Group, where he is currently a senior software development manager in the Tivoli brand. Kevin and Marla have two children at Endeavor, a fourth grader and a second grader. Kevin currently serves as the Endeavor PAWS Facilities Chair.
Sarah McConnell
Sarah McConnell began serving as the teacher representative to the Board in June 2013.  Sarah has been teaching fifth grade math at ECS since 2011.  During the school year of 2010-2011 she worked as a long term substitute for half the year in Kindergarten and the other half in third grade at ECS.  Before that, she taught second grade in Wake County for four years and tutored students of all ages for nine years.  Sarah earned her undergraduate degree in English and Latin from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her teaching license from Meredith College.  She has lived in North Carolina since high school, graduating from Enloe.

Sarah and her husband Eric have three students at Endeavor:  Miles, a sixth grader; Lily, a fifth grader; and Everett, a first grader.  They have been an Endeavor family since Miles joined the school in its first year as a first grader. 

Last Modified on March 21, 2014